Fallen Angels

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Tired of the wounds incurred at work, Hong Kong hitman Wong Chi-Ming (Lai) decides to break his partnership with the agent (Reis) who hires and secretly loves him; when he meets the punkish Baby (Mong), there's a small chance his loneliness will come to an end, but the agent's still keen to revive their relationship. Meanwhile, mute ex-con He Zhiwu (Kaneshiro), who makes a living by re-opening shops closed for the night, meets up with Charlie (Young). Helping her hunt down her ex-boyfriend's new lover, He Zhiwu falls for Charlie himself, but after she disappears, he fills his time shooting videos of his flophouse-proprietor father. As stylish and audacious as Days of Being Wild and Chungking Express, Wong Kar-Wai's film is another poignant but occasionally playful study of forlorn romance and melancholy solitude. Good-looking twenty-somethings struggle to make it through the night in the neon-lit streets, bars and diners of a Hong Kong rendered magically moody by the extreme wide-angle lens of Chris Doyle's fluid camera. Exhilarating and, in the end, unexpectedly touching.

By: GA


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Wong Kar-wai
Won Kar-Wai
Charlie Young
Chan Fai-Hung
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Leon Lai
Karen Mong
Michele Reis
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